The lake, that is, one of America’s greatest treasures.
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Heading further west, well east of Duluth is the town of Bayfield, Wisconsin, which is the jumping off point for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, an archipelago of 21 islands trailing off into the very blue and deep Lake Superior. I am informed that the French Voyageurs originally thought there were only 12 islands, hence the name. Boating or kayaking around these islands is a great adventure, different but with some similarity to the kinds of experiences available at Pictured Rocks.
While working on Great Lakes issues years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a fall tour provided by the National Parks Service when the colors were at their peak. Stunning. Previously, I had taken my family on the car ferry out to Madeline, the big island owned by Wisconsin, and had a lovely time since, incredibly, it was actually warm enough to swim.
Alas, ardent swimmers may not find Lake Superior ideal to their purposes. Some like it hot. Some like it cold. If you are part of the latter group, the Big-Sea-Water is your kind of place.
Bayfield, headquarters for the National Park Service for the Apostles, was also the site of a POW camp for German prisoners in the Second World War and has a delightful apple festival in the fall.
From the Straits of Mackinac to the Soo Locks, from Pictured Rocks to the Keweenaw and the Apostle Islands, there are many opportunities to feel very Superior about one of America’s greatest treasures.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?